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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Bow River Trail Paving

Bow River Trail Paving news

The Bow River Trail, from the Canoe Docks to Central Park, and from the Bow River Bridge to the Pedestrian Bridge, is scheduled to be repaved May 27-31. Please obey all construction signs.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Banff Avenue Repaving

Banff Avenue Road Overlay 2020

Banff Avenue, between Buffalo Street and Wolf Street, as well as Banff Avenue between Badger Street and the town boundary, will be repaved May 23-29. 

This involves removing the old asphalt, and then placing hot oil and hot asphalt on the roadway....

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Transfer Site Closure

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The Transfer Site at the Operations Yard is scheduled to be closed for maintenance on Thursday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. It will reopen on Friday, May 29.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Task Force focussed on Banff’s economic recovery in wake of COVID-19

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Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT), Parks Canada, the Town of Banff, and Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association (BLLHA) created the Banff & Lake Louise Economic Task Force to deliver a phased plan to safely and effectively re-open the eco...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Utility Bills

Utility Bills

Utility bills for the January 1 – March 31, 2020 billing period were mailed on April 29, 2020 and are due May 29, 2020. If you have not received your bill, please contact taxes.utilities@banff.ca.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Register for Emergency Alerts

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Get a text or email in the event the Town of Banff issues an emergency alert.

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Temporary Closure of Re-Use It Centre

Re Use It Centre

Due to construction projects happening at the Waste Transfer Site, the Re-Use It Centre will be temporarily closed to the public starting Monday, May 11

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

New program replaces Parent Link for Banff parents

Family Resource Network

Town of Banff received provincial funding from Alberta Children’s Services to provide programs and services as part of the Bow Valley’s Family Resource Network. This new funding replaces former funding for Bow Valley Parent Link and ot...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Banff residents fight wildfire by clearing and removing “fuel”

Tree Fuel

As part of the Banff FireSmart program, all homeowners and residents are encouraged to join firefighters in the May 9 Wildfire Hazards Cleanup Day to reduce the risk of wildfire jumping into town by cleaning up yard debris close to buildings.

“Ev...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Towns cancels programming for Canada Day, reminds Albertans to avoid travel to Banff

Canada Day

In accordance with Alberta Health Services directives to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Banff has cancelled large-scale events until the end of summer. This includes large gatherings hosted by the municipality, and permits for event applications...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Take 30 seconds now to save valuable time in an emergency

Emergency Prepardness Week

For the 25th annual Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada, the Town of Banff urges all residents and businesses that the Number 1 action everyone should do is sign up for the Town’s Emergency Alerts, which help inform and mobilize people in ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Video monitoring at Banff Recreation Grounds helps maintain public health orders

Rec Ground Surveillance

To help ensure Alberta Health orders on physical distancing requirements are being met and remind residents on the restrictions on gatherings of more than 15 people, the Town of Banff has temporarily installed video cameras at three locations. Town enforc...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Customized ‘We’re Open’ signs available for Banff businesses

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The Town of Banff has created sign templates that it will customize for any local organization to help clarify their available services, while emphasizing health and safety protocols are in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town’s newly av...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Construction Sites Enhance Safety Measures

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With more than 30 private and public construction projects underway in Banff, the Town has implemented a number of measures to ensure crews are following strict COVID safety protocols.

"The priority for all construction is the safety of workers, resid...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Utility invoices mailed, deferral option continues

Utility Bills

The Town of Banff is mailing the monthly utility bill for water, sewer and waste services to properties, but account holders are reminded that payment deferrals remain in place.

People who are able to pay are encouraged to do so. However, many residents ma...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Bow Valley residents urged to stay home and avoid non-essential travel

April 20 2020 downtown

As the warmer weather draws more people outside, the Town of Banff continues to urge Bow Valley residents to stay home and follow preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Last Sunday’s checkstop had more than 600 Bow Valley residents...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Food Supports and Services

Vegetables

If you have urgent food needs and are unable to access or purchase food, please email help@banff.ca or call 403.762.1251

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Bear Street reconstruction breaks ground

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Transformation of service centre revitalizes public space, prepares Banff for recovery 

The Town of Banff has launched a major reconstruction project designed to bring significant pedestrian-focused enhancements to a key commercial and service cen...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Roam Public Transit Free Until June 1

Roam Transit

It's now fare free to Roam on all routes until June 1, 2020

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Town of Banff provides residents safe recreation programming

Equipment Lending Kits

Although the Town of Banff Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) closed playgrounds, the skateboard park and basketball and tennis courts for safety reasons during the COVID pandemic, the Town has launched a number of innovative online programs to keep peop...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Town of Banff continues checkstops during COVID-19 crisis

Checkstop

After the first implementation of checkstops over the Easter long weekend, the Town of Banff Emergency Coordination Centre is continuing with random checkstops throughout the coming weeks. In response to warmer weather, checkstops will be in place more fr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor of Banff and Director of Emergency Management provide video updates on COVID-19

Mayor Sorensen ECC

The Town of Banff and the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) has added another channel to provide critical information to the community.

“During this uncertain time, there is ever-changing information bombarding us about COVID-19 – and...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Activities and Recreation Videos

Recreation Programs

Enjoy these free programs at home while you practice physical distancing.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Banff Emergency Coordination Centre calls for supplies to back up essential services

Hand Saniziter and Mask

The Town of Banff’s Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) continues to redistribute critical equipment contributed from local businesses to essential services, such as the Mineral Springs Hospital, RCMP and several critical organizations. The ECC ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Banff steps up COVID enforcement and security patrols

Municipal Enforcement

Banff RCMP and Community Peace Officers are increasing monitoring and enforcement to maintain safety in the community and security of property.Last week, local law enforcement agencies were provided full authority to enforce public health orders and issue...
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Banff off-leash dog park closed

Dog Park Closure

Banff’s Emergency Coordination Centre has closed the town’s off-leash dog park to help comply with physical distancing requirements in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The closure is necessary as it is not feasible to maintain prop...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Grocery stores in Banff elevate health protocols to ‘stop the spread’

Grocery Store

Grocery stores are an essential service that provide safe and reliable access to food and supplies. However, Banff’s grocery stores (IGA and Nester’s Food Market) are also among the highest risk locations for the spread of the coronavi...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Alberta Health identifies positive COVID-19 case in Banff

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On Friday, March 27, Alberta Health Services identified at least one positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed in Banff, which is part of the Calgary Health Zone. 

As with other areas, Alberta Health Services has isolated the case and is contacting a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

‘Flushable wipes’ aren’t flushable

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Banffites are warned not to flush wipes marketed as ‘flushable’ down toilets as they clog sewer lines and can cause messy backups.

So-called flushable wipes do not break down in the sewer system like toilet paper does. They remain there...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Playgrounds closed in the Town of Banff

Playground Closure

All playgrounds in the Town of Banff have been closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please visit Banff.ca/COVID for regular updates

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Support Services for Residents

Covid-19

This page has emergency social service resources that are available to Banff residents, including Permanent Residents, Temporary Foreign Workers and Refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Banff sets up support service for residents

Service Review

The Town of Banff has set up an email service for residents seeking information about assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Email help@banff.ca for information and resources.

The email service is staffed by 15 members of the Town of Banff Community Servi...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town of Banff declares Local State of Emergency to limit spread of COVID-19

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The Town of Banff has declared a State of Local Emergency to support the Province of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This gives the Town the authority to impose restrictions on businesses and organizations within ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Banff activates Municipal Emergency Plan in response to COVID-19

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Cases of COVID-19 – the diseases caused by the new coronavirus – have been identified in Alberta and the Calgary Zone.

In response to elevated steps by Alberta Health to control the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Banff has moved to the...

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